The Food Bank is a new initiative for Gorgie in conjunction with the Trussell Trust. ‘Food Banks’ are a new venture and a sad innovation caused by the poverty which is causing hardships to people who suddenly find themselves in dire straits. Our country has been generous in the past with overseas aid and it is a sad reflection that so many of our own people now require this help.
These Food Banks are now appearing in churches and halls to try and help people in need have a better Christmas.
Foods which would be welcome include tins, jars and packets. Staples such as beans, veggies, new potatoes, pastas and sauces as well as packets of soups, savoury pastas, rice and biscuits would also be useful. But please, please make sure all donations are within the marked ‘use by’ date.